Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 6/6/24

Washington Nationals (27-34) vs Atlanta Braves (34-25)

Game Info: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

Mitchell Parker (4-3) (3.60) vs Reynaldo Lopez (3-2) (1.73)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +150 / Atlanta Braves -175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 6th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Braves recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Nationals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Atlanta and Washington 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Atlanta and Washington

Braves Coming Off of Blowout Loss 

The Atlanta Braves are 34-25 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Atlanta is coming off of a series split with the Red Sox, where they won one game and lost one game. Prior to that series, the Braves won two out of three against the Athletics, lost three out of four against the Nationals, and lost two out of three against the Pirates. Atlanta is 5-7 in their last 12 games and they are eight games behind the Phillies in the NL East. 

The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 265 runs with a .247 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Marcell Ozuna is batting .309 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI’s for the Braves this season. Atlanta has scored three runs or fewer in five of their last eight games. 

Nationals Look for Better Pitching 

The Washington Nationals are 27-34 this year and they have lost five of their last six games. Washington is coming off of a series loss against the Mets, where they lost all three games by scores of 8-7, 6-3, and 9-1. Prior to that series, the Nationals lost two out of three against the Guardians, won three out of four against the Braves, and won two out of three against the Mariners. Washington is currently third in the NL East behind Atlanta and Philadelphia. 

The Washington pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 241 runs with a .231 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. CJ Abrams is batting .246 with nine home runs and 26 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. Washington has allowed at least six runs in four of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers 

The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta Reynaldo Lopez, who is 3-2 with a 1.73 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 57.1 innings pitched this season. Lopez has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Mitchell Parker, who is 4-3 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 50.0 innings pitched this year. Parker has allowed exactly three earned runs in four straight starts. 

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

The Braves have won each of their last eight night games against the Nationals at Nationals Park following a loss.The Nationals have lost 22 of their last 23 Thursday games against NL East opponents.The road team has covered the run line in each of the Nationals' last five games.The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four home games.

Total Runs Facts

Sixteen of the Braves' last 20 night games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.Three of the Nationals' last four home games have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last seven games as home underdogs against NL East opponents.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Braves' last four road games.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction 

Atlanta comes into this series nine games above .500 on the season, but they are still eight games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. The Braves haven’t been great over the last few weeks, but they are still 15-13 on the road. Washington is third in the NL East, but they have really struggled recently and they are about to fall below the Mets in the standings. The Nationals are starting Mitchell Parker, who has been very solid so far this season, but he is going up against Renaldo Lopez, who has been great. I don’t love how Atlanta is playing currently, but Lopez has been great and the Nationals pitching staff has really struggled over the last week. My Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals prediction is for the Braves to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Braves -1.5

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